Event announcement: "New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents" Princeton, July 25, 2019

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 25, 2019
Location: 
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

 

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to inform you of a one-day conference, New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents, which will take place at 202 Jones Hall, Princeton University, on July 25, 2019. This conference will focus on Princeton University’s recently discovered collection of Sakuramotobō documents. Organized by Thomas Conlan and Setsuko Noguchi, the morning sessions will be devoted to short research presentations which highlight documentary sources and methods. The afternoon session will introduce the Sakuramotobō documents and explain their significance and will also be devoted to exploring issues of paper analysis, conservation and photography. For those interested in attending, please register at the following website:

https://newtrends.princeton.edu

The schedule is as follows, but a better formatted version appears online. 

New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents, 

9:20 Introductory Remarks: Thomas Conlan

Panel I: 9:30-12:00 Topics in Medieval Japanese History

Megan Gilbert. Graduate Student. East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University.

“Conciliation in the Gaps: Document-Sealed Decisions Overturned in Fifteenth-Century

Diaries.”

David Romney. Graduate Student. East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University.

“Residences of Containment: Late-Medieval Ise Oshi.”

Nate Ledbetter. Graduate Student. East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University.

“Praying for Victory: A 1578 ganmon by Shimazu Yoshihisa in preparation for the Battle of

Mimigawa.”

Horikawa Yasufumi. Professor at the Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo.

“The Muromachi Bakufu and “Distant Provinces”: Center and Peripheries in Late Medieval

Japan.”

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Panel II: Princeton’s Collection of Sakuramotobō Documents

1:00-1:15 Thomas Conlan. Professor of East Asian Studies and History Princeton University.

“The Journey of the Sakuramotobō Documents to Princeton.”

Setsuko Noguchi. Princeton University Library Japanese Studies Librarian.

“Digitalization and Future Research Tools Concerning Sakuramotobō.”

1:15-2:00 Ebara Masaharu. Professor at the Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo.

“The Way to Supernatural Powers” (Shugendō) in Medieval Japan: An Introduction to the

Sakuramotobō Documents.”

Panel III: Issues of Conservation and Paper

2:05-2:45 Ted Stanley. Special Collections Paper Conservator, Princeton University

Library Conservation Department.

“Revealing Hidden Secrets: The Conservation of Eastern and Western Medieval Manuscripts at

the Princeton Library, Komonjo to Gutenberg.”

2:45-3:30 Takashima Akihiko. Paper Conservator and Restorer. Conservation Laboratory at the

Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo

“A Classification of the Paper Used in Medieval Japanese Documents.”

Coffee Break

4:15-5:00 Tani Akiyoshi. Researcher and photographer in the Conservation Laboratory at the

Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo.

“Understanding the Historical Possibilities of Photos and Problems with their Conservation.”

Contact Info: 

Thomas Conlan

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